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Old 06/20/2007, 11:10 AM
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Question Attaching Zoa

WHAT is the best stuff to use? I have a few floating in my tank and super glue isn't realy workin out does anyone else use something different let me know thanks
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Old 06/20/2007, 11:12 AM
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superglue GEL made with cyanocrylate is the one best used... make sure the zoa and rock are dry before attempting to glue... then once glued place the zoa/rock into a cup with tank water.. once the zoa/rock touch the water, the glue will harden up right away... this prevents the zoa from being blown off the rock while curing in the main tank.
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Old 06/20/2007, 11:55 AM
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tried regular super glue and it eventually came off after about a month
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Old 06/20/2007, 12:25 PM
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not reg. super glue but you need super glue GEL, look in the back of ingridients and should say some where made of "cyanocrylate "

superglue reg. is too thin and don't know if its reefsafe either..

I use the one here with the yellow/green cover, I get them 6 small tubes for $0.99 at the 99cent store..

http://images.google.com/images?um=1...r%20glue%20gel

also the loctite ones are good
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Old 06/20/2007, 12:36 PM
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there is also some stuff you can use to prep the areas of the frag and rock called glue accelerator. Anthony calfo was in va beach may 19th and did a frag demo and he uses the glue accelerator along with the gel super glue. he showed how as soon as you put the glue on the accelerator and touch the two peices together, it was an istant bond! very nice.
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Old 06/20/2007, 01:49 PM
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I have had very good luck with super glue gel. I use Locktite myself.
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Old 06/20/2007, 02:57 PM
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thanks

great responsee time thank you where can you buy the accelerator you were talking about?
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Old 06/21/2007, 06:50 AM
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The accelerator is a small spray bottle and the ones I have seen are sold by Loc-tite
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Old 06/21/2007, 08:34 AM
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One vote for super glue, works like charm.
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Old 06/21/2007, 11:32 AM
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so nobody's used sticky rice before?
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Old 06/21/2007, 12:05 PM
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how do you control the accelerator as far as not blasting the heads of the zoas also i have some but i am to affraid of frying what i would spray it on its a massive blast.
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Old 06/21/2007, 02:13 PM
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I would say spray the accelarator on the rock and put glue on the zoo, right?
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Old 06/21/2007, 07:48 PM
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If you use the superglue GEL you shouldn't have a problem...Glue the rock, press the bottom of the polyps against it, hold it for maybe 5 seconds, dip it in a bowl of tank water (this not only creates a hard skin on the glue, but keeps the heat created by the hardening glue from damaging the polyps)

Works like a charm.
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Old 06/21/2007, 08:20 PM
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so nobody's used sticky rice before?
seriously, sticky rice???

something you might want to add... make sure both the rock surface and the zoa are relatively dry. the gel does have a bit of a tendency to not want to stick if they are very wet... ive used superglue gel forever with great results. just make sure to keep an eye on the piece for the first day or so, as hermits seem to love fresh glue.
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Old 06/21/2007, 08:46 PM
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If i let my zoos dry before application won't they die? Or how long can they survive out of the tank. Also the rock?
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Old 06/21/2007, 08:59 PM
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both zoa's and rocks are exposed to air for as much as hours during low tide. They'll be fine for a few minutes while you glue. And, you don't have to let them sit out and dry off, just dab the parts you intend to glue with some paper towel.
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Old 06/21/2007, 09:08 PM
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did some fragging tonight. took the zoas out and put them on a towel. let them sit out for appx. 5-10 minutes while working on them. they are already open in the tank, only 15 minutes after fragging. let Slakker said they are tidal animals and are out of water in the wild for hours. also many people ship these dry, with damp towels with great success... good luck on fragging!!!
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Old 06/21/2007, 09:36 PM
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If i let my zoos dry before application won't they die? Or how long can they survive out of the tank. Also the rock?
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Old 06/22/2007, 12:05 PM
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good thread guys

thanks great feedback can anyone tell me what these red and blue ones are lighting isn't all that great oh and the big yellow ones in the back? thanks
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Quote:
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If i let my zoos dry before application won't they die? Or how long can they survive out of the tank. Also the rock?
The two posts between yours answered this question.
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Old 06/22/2007, 02:49 PM
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Quote:
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seriously, sticky rice???
...
Why not? It's not caustic like superglue is and it works.
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Old 06/23/2007, 10:28 PM
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it works?

so does a blowing your nose try that!
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Old 06/25/2007, 01:39 AM
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Re: it works?

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so does a blowing your nose try that!
And your point is?
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Old 06/25/2007, 01:16 PM
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no one?

anyone know the name of the zoo's in pic above? I didnt have a point except that, that kid is digging deep tell him to blow!
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Old 06/25/2007, 01:35 PM
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The gel CA can be purchased at hobby shops that deal in radio controlled model aircraft (which is my *other* expensive hobby) in bult bottles. The latest gel type that I have seen is even a bit flexible (I think it may have some rubber in it), but I don't know if it is reef safe or not.

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